I am about to turn 75 next week and have been in excruciating pain for over five years.

Posted by doxiedonna @doxiedonna, Oct 15, 2015

II am about to turn 75 next week and have been in excruciating pain for over five years. Most of my treatments have been through Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. I have been treated by a very well-known urologist, a pain specialist and their very well educated staffs but I am getting so tired of being in constant pain. The only time I don’t feel the pain is if I sleep which is getting more difficult every day. I also am experiencing a drooping left hand which makes writing this message today most difficult. There is no connection between my hand and my pudental nerve problem. It is quite obvious that the pudental nerve is up under my pelvic bone on my right side only and I would define it as unreachable. I have made a couple of suicide attempts due to the almost unbearable pain. I am not proud of that fact but I am being totally honest. I have also been considering contacting an orthopedic surgeon who would break my pelvic bone to relieve the nerve that is how drastic my thoughts have traveled. Some days i am so nauseous I can’t eat or even concentrate.

Can any one relate to what I am experiencing? I would welcome any responses particularly with words of encouragement.

God bless…..

Hi @doxiedonna, thanks for reaching out. I’m so sorry to hear what you’re going through and sent you a private message to talk about your experience.
Has anyone has a similar experience? Is there any advice you would share with @doxiedonna?

Hi @doxiedonna,

I’m so sorry you have to go through this. Sometimes words are just not enough to express how the pain affects us all. I too deal with a lot of pain due to nerve damage from multiple chronic illnesses. Very few know this, but many years ago, I nearly overdosed on blood thinners. That one act changed me forever. I temporarily lost visitation rights to my son because of it and have spent years making up for it. Nowadays, I have a healthy happy relationship with my son and he is my inspiration. When he’s around, my pain doesn’t seem so bad.

We are here for you anytime you need. The management team will no doubt point you in the right direction. Have you been to a pain clinic before? I used to get major spikes of pain which would wake me up screaming from a dead sleep. The only thing that’s actually helped is by taking “Tizanidine 4mg x2/day”. “Tizanidine is a short-acting muscle relaxer. It works by blocking nerve impulses (pain sensations) that are sent to your brain.”

Just know you are NOT alone. Please feel free to reach out to me in person anytime you like. I wish you all the best.


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